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Dengue PreventionWhat you need to know…
What is dengue fever?Dengue fever is a virus infection caused by the dengue     virus. There are 4 kinds of dengue viruses...
Aedes mosquitoAedes Aegypti    Aedes Albopictus
Symptoms of Dengue FeverExample of a skin rash due to dengue fever
Do you know…•Dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever are themost common mosquito-borne viral disease in the world.•Only...
Life cycle of the Aedes mosquito1-2 days   Pupae                  Larvae                  Eggs           4-5 days         ...
How Do Aedes mosquitoes Transmit          Diseases...             Mozzie bites an             infected personHealthy      ...
This is what youcan do to help…
Prevent Mosquitoes from Breeding!     Remove ALL sources of stagnant water.    Deny the Aedes mosquito of any chance to   ...
Potential Breeding Grounds
Common Mosquito Breeding Grounds Artificial containers (man-made)        Natural containers1. Flower vases and pot plates ...
Potential Breeding Grounds  Flower Pots                 Flower Pot Plates
Potential Breeding GroundsOverflow cistern of the WC   Gully Trap
Potential Breeding Grounds       Collar of the toilet bowl
Potential Breeding GroundsHardened soil of potted   Tree holes       plants
Potential Breeding Grounds         Plant axils
Potential Breeding GroundsScupper drains   Bamboo pole holders
Potential Breeding Grounds                  Barbeque pitRoad side drain
Potential Breeding Grounds          Canvas sheets
Potential Breeding Grounds       Discarded receptacles
Potential Breeding Grounds          Air-con tray
Potential Breeding Grounds     Roof gutters   Litter Bins
The 10-MinuteMozzie Wipe-Out    Exercise
5 Easy Steps1.                 •Change water in                vases/ bowls every                    other day.           ...
5 Easy Steps2.             •Remove water from           flower pot plates every                 other day.
5 Easy Steps3.           •Turn over all storage                containers
5 Easy Steps4.           •Inform your parents            or any adults in your             household to cover            b...
5 Easy Steps5.             •Clear blockages and             put Bti insecticide in             roof gutters at least      ...
What Else Can You Do…            Check your landscape          structures for any water            retention & mosquito   ...
Use of the Anti-mosquito valve
If you are going onholiday or vacating    your home…
If going on holiday..•Seal off all floor and   •Cover all toilet bowls      gully traps
If going on holiday..   Leave your contact    number with your  neighbor so that the  NEA can contact you should there be ...
Spread the dengue prevention    message to others…                  Let your family,                    friends and       ...
How to Prevent Mosquitoes Bites   Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeved   shirt   Use mosquito repellents   Mosqu...
For more information,  you can visit the     website at www.dengue.gov.sg
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Dengue guidelines

  1. 1. Dengue PreventionWhat you need to know…
  2. 2. What is dengue fever?Dengue fever is a virus infection caused by the dengue virus. There are 4 kinds of dengue viruses. Close-up of an Aedes mosquito
  3. 3. Aedes mosquitoAedes Aegypti Aedes Albopictus
  4. 4. Symptoms of Dengue FeverExample of a skin rash due to dengue fever
  5. 5. Do you know…•Dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever are themost common mosquito-borne viral disease in the world.•Only the female mosquito feeds on blood. This isbecause they need the protein found in blood to produceeggs. Male mosquitoes feed only on plant nectar.•The mosquito is attracted by the body odours, carbondioxide and heat emitted from the animal or humans.•The female Aedes mosquito searches for suitable places tolay their eggs.•Aedes are day-biters, most active during dawn anddusk.
  6. 6. Life cycle of the Aedes mosquito1-2 days Pupae Larvae Eggs 4-5 days 2-3 days Stagnant water
  7. 7. How Do Aedes mosquitoes Transmit Diseases... Mozzie bites an infected personHealthy Infectedperson mozzie bitescomes down a healthywith persondenguefever
  8. 8. This is what youcan do to help…
  9. 9. Prevent Mosquitoes from Breeding! Remove ALL sources of stagnant water. Deny the Aedes mosquito of any chance to breed.
  10. 10. Potential Breeding Grounds
  11. 11. Common Mosquito Breeding Grounds Artificial containers (man-made) Natural containers1. Flower vases and pot plates 1. Tree Holes, bamboo2. Pails, water-storage jars, basins stumps3. Discarded receptacles 2. Leaf axils, fallen leaves4. Choked roof gutters 3. Ground Depressions5. Gully Traps6. Unused toilet bowls and cisterns7. Aircon Tray and dish rack tray8. Concrete drains All these sites require constant inspection !!
  12. 12. Potential Breeding Grounds Flower Pots Flower Pot Plates
  13. 13. Potential Breeding GroundsOverflow cistern of the WC Gully Trap
  14. 14. Potential Breeding Grounds Collar of the toilet bowl
  15. 15. Potential Breeding GroundsHardened soil of potted Tree holes plants
  16. 16. Potential Breeding Grounds Plant axils
  17. 17. Potential Breeding GroundsScupper drains Bamboo pole holders
  18. 18. Potential Breeding Grounds Barbeque pitRoad side drain
  19. 19. Potential Breeding Grounds Canvas sheets
  20. 20. Potential Breeding Grounds Discarded receptacles
  21. 21. Potential Breeding Grounds Air-con tray
  22. 22. Potential Breeding Grounds Roof gutters Litter Bins
  23. 23. The 10-MinuteMozzie Wipe-Out Exercise
  24. 24. 5 Easy Steps1. •Change water in vases/ bowls every other day. •Add sand granular insecticide* to water. *You can view the list of retailers carrying sand granular insecticide at the following webpage: http://www.nea.gov.sg/aedes/insecticides
  25. 25. 5 Easy Steps2. •Remove water from flower pot plates every other day.
  26. 26. 5 Easy Steps3. •Turn over all storage containers
  27. 27. 5 Easy Steps4. •Inform your parents or any adults in your household to cover bamboo pole holders when not in use.
  28. 28. 5 Easy Steps5. •Clear blockages and put Bti insecticide in roof gutters at least once a month
  29. 29. What Else Can You Do… Check your landscape structures for any water retention & mosquito breeding regularly. Remove these structures if possible. Add in prescribed amounts of sand granular insecticides to stagnant water.
  30. 30. Use of the Anti-mosquito valve
  31. 31. If you are going onholiday or vacating your home…
  32. 32. If going on holiday..•Seal off all floor and •Cover all toilet bowls gully traps
  33. 33. If going on holiday.. Leave your contact number with your neighbor so that the NEA can contact you should there be a needto inspect your premises urgently.
  34. 34. Spread the dengue prevention message to others… Let your family, friends and neighbours know about the dangers of breeding mosquitoes
  35. 35. How to Prevent Mosquitoes Bites Wear shoes, socks, long pants and long-sleeved shirt Use mosquito repellents Mosquito coils Mosquito nets
  36. 36. For more information, you can visit the website at www.dengue.gov.sg

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